When Tammy (Plusizekitten) posted on facebook where she can bring a friend to this workshop, I couldn’t help but to *raise my hand high high*. So thanks to her, I managed to squeeze in for this workshop to make Red Bean Buns. Why red bean buns ? Well, let’s move a few steps back and let me explain to you.
Wind Chimes in a Bakery is a Korean inspired love story featuring Adam & Sue; a boy with nothing but a dream and a girl with everything but love. It is a local production by Samsung Malaysia. Started on July 20, a new episode would be aired in YouTube weekly and by now, all 8 episodes would be up.
To create meaningful moments that resonate with Malaysians, Samsung collaborated with Korean director, Jang Jae Hyeok to give this local production a Korean touch. Jang was very excited to be involved in the project – “I was drawn to the script of Wind Chimes in a Bakery as I am passionate about stories that inspire possibilities. I believe that love evokes the strongest and purest emotions in audiences. I felt a strong calling to push the boundaries of Korean drama for all Malaysians“. Director Jang has directed lots of music videos for the Korean popstars (some like Wondergirls’ Nobody”)
(picture from Samsung Malaysia Facebook)
Besides Adam & Sue, one of the main ‘character’ would be the Red Bean Bun as that’s what made Sue fell in love with Adam. (Ahem they say the way to a man’s heart is through their stomach..I suppose it may be the same for girls too HAHA) So our mission today is to learn how to make the Red Bean Bun ourselves.
I have to say, I really like blogger events or workshops that are interactive like this. I mean, I always love a cooking or baking session with other people.
So what’s better, Adam and Sue (played by Ahmad Nabil and Koe Yeet) themselves would be here as well! Both of them were very cute and funny together. Koe Yeet was exceptionally bubbly and friendly!
Ok let’s get started
Red Bean Buns
4 cups milk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup castor sugar
7g instant dry yeast
8 cups (about 960g) and 1 cup flour all purpose flour
1 heap tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 heap tsp salt
500g red bean paste, rolled into 15g balls
1. Heat milk, vegetable oil, sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat just to a boil. Set aside to cool and warm.
2. Sift flour. Add flour and yeast into the milk. Stir until just combined, then cover with a clean kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour.
3. After an hour, remove the towel, add the baking power, baking soda, salt and 1 cup flour, then stir thoroughly to combine. Red the dough for 5 minutes before shaping to buns.
4. on a lightly floured table, divide the dough into 35 rolls and put aside.. Each should weigh about 65 grams. Flatten them and wrap red bean filling inside. Lightly press flat, then use a knife or spatula to cut 6 parts around the side to make it into a flower pattern.
5. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Cover all buns with a kitchen towel and set aside for 20 minutes before baking.
6. Remove towel, brush with egg wash then sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake for 15 minutes or till golden brown. Once done, remove and pinch a small red bean paste on top at the center.
Sifting 8 cups of flour flour with a very very tiny sifter.. lol
Koe Yeet and Nabil throwing flour at each other instead!
Wrapping the red bean paste in place, flattening them a little then cut the lines making them into a flower shape.
Well, I suppose some like alot of sesame seeds HAHA but the aroma would smell more divine with the fragrant toasted sesame seeds, right ? It’s ready for baking!
Tadah!! Haha I also made a bear shape bun for fun!
While these buns were baking, we also managed to watch the first 4 episodes of Wind Chimes in a Bakery on a beautiful Samsung TV. We were then greeted by the aroma of freshly baked bread after watching them. Man, I think the smell of freshly baked bread, is the most amazing scent…
That’s Hankerie in black.. finally we meet?
Also we managed to get autographs from both Koe Yeet and Ahmad Nabil themselves..
It was a fun workshop overall and I’m glad to have made it. So, have you watched Wind Chimes in a Bakery ? Catch them at Samsung Malaysia’s Youtube Channel (youtube.com/samsungmalaysia)!
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